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Needful Things

by Soul Purpose

Roots, rock, and reggae That is banana bread for your soul
Genre: Rock: College Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Big Mouth
2:49 $0.99
2. I Need Your Love
2:52 $0.99
3. Joy
2:23 $0.99
4. Cool ya down
3:12 $0.99
5. Yahweh
9:20 $0.99
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Album Notes
Needful Things presents honest emotion in a myriad of formats. In times as we have right now, it is imperative that we as humans express desire, sometimes in it’s deepest form beyond what we are willing to admit. Ranging from harder rock, (Big mouth) to roots, chant driven reggae, these 5 songs will take the listener on an iconic journey. Let those who have ears to hear, hear the message, hear the passion, and hear the music

Soul Purpose Is...
Pat Monahan: Songwriter, Bassist, Vocals, And Acoustic Guitar.

Pat comes to this project from a longstanding Ohio and Florida rock band called Havoc. Years of traveling and national airplay from a contest won, has bought him back to Florida and in a fresh new project where he can flourish as the songwriter he is. Sure there have been other projects in-between, but none so motivating as this project. Pat says, I have never been in a band with better musicians, who know how to play off of each other so well.

Joe Freed: Drummer, Percussionist, and vocals

Joe also comes from the Havoc line up and is well versed in many styles of drumming. Notably his double bass kick drum has been known to pound a few songs down everyones throat. A studied and masterful rhythm king, he takes each new song and crafts an irresistible beat. Vocally he adds the needed harmony to further intermingle beat with melody.

Al Owen: Songwriter, Guitar, and Vocals

Al is an accomplished, published songwriter/producer that has produced some local projects ranging from punk to pop rock. You can bet he has had his hand in the Needful Things CD. He has been involved in several original bands over the years. Zion, Majesty, Rapid Pulse, Random Act, B-Movie just to name a few. He learned his craft like a lot of musicians, in church. He was even the director of music for a growing church in Lakewood Ranch Fl. Even with all of this on his plate his love is the live show. My favorite thing about live performance is, I can take one of my songs, even if it has not been heard before, and have people singing and dancing to one of my songs!

Mike Hamad: Guitar, Bass and Vocals

Mike Hamad joins the porpoise as an accomplished songwriter, guitarist and vocalist. Coming from a family of musicians, his musical prowess is evident not only in his technical ability, but the emotional pull that gravitates towards his every note. A believer in understatement, Mike strives to be subtle, to augment and enhance rather than to bust through walls. He loves the Porpoise mix of ideas and sounds and the pursuit of creativity for its own sake … and for the sake of making people groove
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Keeping it Simple
Needful Things


When it comes to songwriting, Sarasota's Soul Purpose keeps it pretty simple. On Needful Things, the quartet's five-track debut EP, the band sings about keeping your mouth shut ("Big Mouth"), needing some loving ("I Need Your Love") and dancing with hot chicks ("Cool Ya Down"). The subjects might be breezy, but the band has a certain musical sophistication, hopping with ease from quasi-grunge and roots-rock to pop-ska and dub. The nine-minute-plus track that closes the disc, "Yahweh," is particularly impressive, a weighty reggae groove that fades into an extended hand-percussion coda. 3 stars